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Re: (OT) exec nonreadable shell scripts

that is what I was afraid of.  I'd given some thought to sudo or suid but
maybe letting users read the script is okay.  So much for security through
obscurity ;)

thanks again

brian moore writes:

> On Wed, Jan 10, 2001 at 06:24:33PM +0000, Rick wrote:
> > sorry for off-topic, but I've been banging my head trying to set up shell
> > scripts that can be executed but not read by a user.  
> Not doable.
> The shell needs to read them in order to execute them.
> (Well, you could do something REALLY evil like suid wrappers switching
> them to a user id that could read the script.... but that is ugly.)
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